Oakland Raiders Vs. The AFC West: Cornerbacks

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Dec 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) runs the ball after an interception in the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Bills 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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Denver’s Chris Harris is arguably, the best corner in the AFC West at this moment. Perhaps that’s a result of him being able to stay healthy while some others have not, or perhaps he really is that good. With three picks, 18 passes defensed, and 54 tackles last season, Harris was pretty phenomenal.

And of course, paired up with Aqi Talib on the other side – four picks, 18 passes defensed and 58 tackles in 2014 – the Broncos had the best cornerback tandem in the AFC West bar none. And there are no signs of either one of them slowing down just yet.

Talib is on the cusp of 30 years old, but is still playing at a high level while Harris is just 26 and figures more prominently into Denver’s future plans. But both still can – and do – still make big time plays and form a very intimidating and effective cornerback pairing.

Until they show otherwise, the Broncos corners are still head and shoulders above their AFC West competitors.

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